Sep 27 AT 12:36 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Android Rookies: 10 new apps worth checking out this week


New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of new entries on the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We have shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and launch them to new heights, so we’re bringing back our weekly column Android Rookies that highlights new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.


Pitch: Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location.



Pitch: Inspiring scenes video wallpapers from nature that won’t drain your battery or slow your device. Alive stops when another app is running or your device is idle, so it uses no more battery than a photo wallpaper.



Pitch: Share your phone’s screen with tablets. This application will work on phone side. It needs to work as a pair with ScreenShare for Tablet.



Pitch: NQ Family Guardian is a parental control app that helps parents protect their children by providing an online portal to monitor their location and smartphone use, as well as manage how kids use their devices. Install NQ Family Guardian on your child’s smartphone to ensure your child’s safety and empower them to enjoy a safe digital experience.



Pitch: Bringing support for Apple’s Passbook mobile tickets to the Android platform. Collect all your tickets & coupons, from flight boarding passes to coffee shop loyalty cards in one easy to use application.



Pitch: Everything on your Android from your Windows desktop. Organize your contacts, music, and pics from the comfort of your desktop. Transfer any file in the blink of an eye.



Pitch: The most powerful spy camera ever! It can capture without screen display, have killer mute way which can work in all devices, capture automatically, and more.



Pitch: Telly: Discover, create & share videos with style. It lets you capture, add music, and share your best videos, is also a place to discover what to watch through your social connections, personal interests, and also simply through what’s trending.



Pitch: Photos, maps and reviews of beautiful vacation rentals. Find the perfect vacation rental with Dwellable. From private beach getaways to family-friendly rentals, Dwellable’s comprehensive list of vacation rentals and powerful search and filtering tools help you plan your dream vacation.



Pitch: Pocket Planets is the most comprehensive 3D Solar System Simulator in the Google Play Store. With accurate scale representation of the Sun, Planets, Moons, Asteroids, Dwarfs and detailed information to the celestial objects.
Use it as educational software for your kids, or regardless if you are a beginner or advanced astronomer, this App brings you closer to the planets than any telescope.


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  • TJ Mir

    So SnapPea is like AirDroid then? I don’t have any issues with Airdroid and that works fanastically.

  • Zagrash

    Field Trip looks pretty cool…would have been nice to have this a few weeks ago when I was on vacation though!

  • Nathan D.

    Field trips are awesome :-)

  • cthonctic

    Field trip looks pretty cool. It needs to come to Europe asap and get full integration with Now!

  • raichleb

    I wasn’t going to load Field Trip because I couldn’t imagine finding anything of interest around Daleville, Alabama. Wrong! I mean, it turned out not to be all that interesting, but at least I got a hit. I’m looking forward to using this on trips.

  • awundrin

    Gonna check out the video wallpaper app – looks pretty cool.

    • morjoie

      I don’t understand why the author would highlight the uspycam app. Sounds like a great app for stalkers! And recording people without their knowledge or consent would meet the legal definitions for harassment and stalking — at least in some states. There are so many great apps in the Google Play Store, that are far more helpful to those new to Android. I think it was completely irresponsible to publicize this spying app which practically dares the user to be abusive.

  • Mike McK

    Found a cool little android word game called Missing Vowels, maybe you guys could check it out for next week? I think its just been released.

  • Ankit

    Hi Taylor,
    I follow your blog on pulse and came across this article. I too am a rookie app developer and was hoping you could give my app a mention in your next weeks Android Rookies articles. Here is the link, hoping you like it and enjoy it. Thanks and Cheers!